The Main Dish: New Year's Resolutions for Your Restaurant, 3 New Foodable Shows, and Other Highlights From This Week!

In the age of information overload, refinement is key. That was the thought behind The Main Dish — a quick compilation of the most bookmark-worthy links from the Foodable WebTV Network. Aside from our usual daily content, every Sunday, The Main Dish will serve a fresh batch of handpicked pieces of the most appetizing lists & literature that you may have missed.

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5 Things That Are Killing Your Restaurant

On the other hand, the restaurant industry can also be relentless and merciless. There are times when you will feel like the weight of it all is crushing down upon you and you might even want to quit. Don’t. When the weight of it seems heavy, examine these five keys areas that could be causing this pressure and here’s how to break free from it.

Foodable Is Going Local: Get Ready, Miami — We're Heating Things Up With 3 New Shows!

"Foodable is proud to announce [these] three new shows," Foodable Founder and CEO Paul Barron said. "This is the beginning of several market launches that are planned for 2017, and Miami is the perfect place to get a chance to bring our broadcast-quality service to the locals."

Chalkboard Art Helps Local Restaurants Convey Authenticity

The millennial marketplace puts intense demands on businesses in ways that never used to be of concern. Where authenticity was often a given in a less globalized world, today the message of “being real” is crucial to success.

How Fast Casual Is Catering to Gluten-Free Trends

But, the gluten-free trend is being influenced more so from a change in Americans’ lifestyle. 20 million Americans see gluten-free diets as healthier and 13 million have cut gluten from their diets to lose weight. As more Americans embrace this dietary lifestyle, the gluten-free trend continues to gain momentum. 

New Year's Resolutions for Your Restaurant: Goals to Help You Improve Even During 'Quiet Months'

Another year has passed us by. It’s time to reflect and make even greater improvements. Whether you believe in developing resolutions or not, your mindset for the upcoming year needs to be about “doing.” 

Border Grill Making Waves Using Strictly Sustainable Seafood

Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, chefs and co-owners of Border Grill, were inspired by authentic Latin flavors they first discovered in the kitchen of a French restaurant. During staff meals, the pair enjoyed Oaxacan and the Yucatecan home cooking prepared by their fellow cooks from Mexico.